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Windies slump to defeat after batting collapse

Kingstown (St Vincent), March 17 (IANS/CMC) Spineless batting sent the West Indies crashing to yet another defeat, as they lost the opening One-day International of the five-match series against Australia by 64 runs at the Arnos Vale Stadium.

Sammy hopes to continue good record at Arnos Vale

Kingstown (St Vincent), March 15 (IANS/CMC) West Indies captain Darren Sammy believes Arnos Vale can prove to be a 'happy hunting ground' for his side, which prepares to square off with Australia in the first three One-Day Internationals of the five-match series starting Friday.

Dwayne Bravo named ODI vice captain

Kingstown, (St. Vincent), March 15 (IANS/CMC) All-rounder Dwayne Bravo has been appointed West Indies vice captain for the first three One-Day Internationals against Australia.

Confident Australia arrive for Windies battle

Kingstown (St. Vincent), March 11 (IANS/CMC) The Australian cricketers have arrived here bubbling with confidence and champing at the bit to face the West Indies in the five-match One-Day International series beginning Friday.

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Guyana News

Chandrpaul's son to make first class debut

Guyana (Georgetown), Jan 24 (IANS/CMC) Tagenarine Chanderpaul, son of dependable West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul, is set to emulate his father by making his first-class debut as a teenager next month.

Blake warns Bolt with convincing 100m win

George Town (Cayman Islands), May 11 (IANS/CMC) World 100 metres champion Yohan Blake stormed to the second fastest time in the world this year to win the 100 metres at the Cayman Invitational here.

Concerns over government interference in Guyana cricket

Georgetown (Guyana), Dec 28 (IANS/CMC) Deep concern was expressed over the Guyana Government's decision to supersede the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) and appoint an interim committee to run the game in the country.

Brilliant Gayle century spearheads Jamaica win

Goeorgetown (Guyana), Oct 23 (IANS/CMC) Discarded West Indies opener Chris Gayle sent the sternest of messages to his detractors by plundering a brilliant century to propel Jamaica to a convincing 134-run victory over Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) in their Regional Super50 Group B clash at Everest here.

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Jamaica News

Five die in lifeboat drill in Spain

Santa Cruz (Spain), Feb 11 (IANS/EFE) Five crewmen from a British cruise ship docked in Santa Cruz de La Palma, a city in Spain's Canary Islands, were killed and three injured Sunday when a lifeboat plunged into the water during an evacuation drill, authorities said.

Samuels predicts cricket revival in the Caribbean

Kingtson (Jamaica), Nov 14 (IANS/CMC) All-rounder Marlon Samuels is predicting a cricket revival in the Caribbean as a result of the West Indies' recent title triumph at the ICC World Twenty/20 tournament in Sri Lanka.

Bolt unfazed despite two shockers from Blake

Kingstson (Jamaica), July 5 (IANS/CMC) Back-to-back defeats for Usain Bolt have set tongues wagging about a possible change of guard at the top at the upcoming London Olympics, but the sprint double world record holder seems hardly worried by the chatter.

Deonarine finally cleared for UK travel

Kingston (Jamaica), May 10 (IANS/CMC) Batsman Narsingh Deonarine left for England late Wednesday to join the West Indies touring party after his protracted visa saga finally ended.

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Antigua News

Sulieman Benn picked for Twenty20 matches against India A

St. John's (Antigua), June 22 (IANS/CMC) Regional selectors have recalled exiled left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn in a 13-man West Indies A squad for the Twenty20 doubleheader against India A this weekend.

India tottering at 57/4 chasing 220-run target

Kingstown (St Vincent), June 12 (IANS/CMC) India A were reeling at 57 for four at stumps on the third day of the four-day second cricket 'Test', chasing a 220-run victory target against West Indies here at Amos Vale.

Gayle brings quality to the side, says chief selector

St. John's (Antigua), June 6 (IANS/CMC) Chairman of selectors Clyde Butts has welcomed Chris Gayle's return to the West Indies team for the one-day tour of England, saying the big-hitting left-hander will bring a 'quality dimension' to the Caribbean side.

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Antigua And Barbuda News

Taj TV acquires rights for Windies cricket

St.John's (Antigua), Nov 3 (IANS/CMC) Dubai based Taj TV has acquired television broadcast rights for West Indies cricket for a period of seven years from January 2013.

Gayle impressed with Powell's century

North Sound (Antigua), July 31 (IANS/CMC) Explosive West Indies batsman Chris Gayle says he is impressed with the tactics employed by fellow opener Kieran Powell to achieve his maiden Test century.

Roach, Gayle fire West Indies to victory

North Sound (Antigua), July 30 (IANS/CMC) Kemar Roach put the chains in motion before Chris Gayle coolly navigated the West Indies to a nine-wicket victory over New Zealand in the first Test here Sunday.

Gayle, Powell centuries give Windies control

North Sound (Antigua), July 28 (IANS/CMC) Openers Chris Gayle and Kieran Powell plundered career-defining hundreds with dominant batting, putting the West Indies in a superior position against New Zealand in the first Test here.

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Port Of Spain News

Former T&T captain Daren Ganga dropped for domestic T20

Port of Spain, Dec 9 (IANS/CMC) Former Trinidad & Tobago (T&T)captain Daren Ganga has been dropped from the team for next year's Caribbean Twenty20 Championship beginning Jan 9 in Antigua.

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Barbados News

Caribbean T20 Premier League launched

Cover Spring House (Barbados), Dec 18 (IANS/CMC) A new franchise based Twenty20 tournament, the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) was launched here, organisers Verus International have announced.

India A struggling at 77 for six

Bridgetown (Barbados), June 6 (IANS/CMC) India A, chasing 186 for victory, were 77 for six at lunch on the fourth day of their four-day 'Test' against West Indies A at Kensington Oval here.

Brilliant Pujara carries India A to an exciting victory

Bridgetown (Barbados), June 6 (IANS/CMC) A superb unbeaten 96 by skipper Cheteshwar Pujara has carried India A to an exciting two-wicket victory over West Indies A on a tense final day of the opening four-day 'Test' match here at Kensington Oval.

Scoreboard: West Indies A vs India A, Day 3

Bridgetown (Barbados), June 4 (IANS/CMC) Scoreboard on the third day of the first four-day "Test" between West Indies A and India A at Kensington Oval here Monday.

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Trinidad And Tobago News

Trinidad's Indian-origin ex-PM freed of corruption charges

Port of Spain, June 28 (IANS) Basdeo Panday, Trinidad and Tobago's first Indian-origin prime minister, has been acquitted of charges of failing to declare his assets in a London bank.

Dinda stars in India A's thrilling win over West Indies A

Port of Spain, June 25 (IANS) Speedster Ashok Dinda bowled a brilliant super over to help India A level the two-match T20 series with the West Indies A at the Queen's Park Oval here.

Sulieman Benn plays down talk of dream comeback

Port of Spain (Trinidad), June 25 (IANS/CMC) Temperamental left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn has played down his last-over heroics which propelled the West Indies A to a thrilling three-wicket win over India A in the first Twenty20 of the two-match series here.

Williams back as Trinidad and Tobago coach

Port of Spain (Trinidad), June 6 (IANS/CMC) David Williams, overlooked for the post of West Indies assistant coach, has been appointed head coach of the Trinidad and Tobago.

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Cuba News

Rare cold front chills Cuba

Havana, Feb 19 (IANS) An unusual cold front chilled parts of Cuba Monday with the temperature dropping to as low as four degrees Celsius, Cuba's Meteorology Institute (Insmet) said.

Cuba, Brazil to enhance sports cooperation

Havana, Feb 12 (IANS) Cuba and Brazil agreed to boost their bilateral sports cooperation after establishing a working group to follow an activity program scheduled for the years 2013-2016.

Cuba optimistic of returning to Davis Cup

Havana, Feb 9 (IANS) Cuban tennis commissioner, Juan Antonio Pino, one of the best players in the island's history, hoped his country will make a successful return to Davis Cup as part of America 3 group.

'Spiderman' scales iconic Cuban hotel

Havana, Feb 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French climber Alain Robert, popularly known as "Spiderman", took his climbing career to new heights when he scaled Cuba's landmark Hotel Havana Libre.

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Grenada News

Grenada PM praises James for winning SOSA award

St. George's (Grenada), Jan 3 (IANS/CMC) Prime Minister Tillman Thomas has heaped praise on Olympic and world 400 metre champion Kirani James for receiving the Caribbean Spirit of Sport Award (SOSA) in Trinidad and Tobago last week.

Grenada celebrates maiden Olympic medal

St.George's (Grenada), Aug 8 (IANS/CMC) Thousands took to the streets late Monday to celebrate the country's first ever Olympic medal after the mercurial Kirani James stormed to victory in the final of the 400 metres in London.

James' Olympics feat sparks massive celebrations in Grenada

St.George (Grenada), Aug 7 (IANS/CMC) Thousands took to the streets late Monday to celebrate the Grenada's first Olympics medal after the mercurial Kirani James stormed to victory in the final of the 400 metres in London.

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Puerto Rico News

Spanish investment in Latin America is secure: Madrid

Santo Domingo, Feb 7 (IANS/EFE) Spanish investment in Latin America "is secure" and is producing good results, a top official said here Wednesday.

Reggaeton star Don Omar wants to become racing driver

Caguas (Puerto Rico), Feb 2 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican reggaeton star Don Omar announced he is headed back to college to finish his studies and become a mechanic and professional racing-car driver.

Haitian president to sing with Julio Iglesias

Santo Domingo, Dec 28 (IANS/EFE) Haitian President Michel Martelly will get back in touch with his musical roots when he joins Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias on stage for a benefit concert in the Dominican Republic.

Marc Anthony's foundation funds orphanage in Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, Nov 16 (IANS/EFE) Salsa icon Marc Anthony will inaugurate the construction of an orphanage in the Dominican Republic next week, a project being financed by the non−profit organization that he and Colombian concert promoter Henry Cardenas lead.

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Saint Kitts And Nevis News

Kim Collins arrested over child support issue

Basseterre (St.Kitts), Feb 12 (IANS/CMC) Iconic sprinter Kim Collins says he does not owe any money in child support following his arrest for allegedly not making adequate arrangement to support his children while he goes overseas.

Sammy praises 'unplayable' Narine

Basseterre (St. Kitts), July 19 (IANS/CMC) Captain Darren Sammy has praised off spinner Sunil Narine as 'unplayable' and reliable following a career-best spell which swept the West Indies to a 20-run win over New Zealand in the final Digicel One-day International.

I got five wickets thanks to Gibson's advice: Narine

Basseterre (St Kitts), July 18 (IANS/CMC) Mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine has praised the input of head coach Ottis Gibson following his five-wicket haul which fired West Indies to a 20-run victory in the final One-Day International (ODI) against New Zealand and with it the series 4-1.

Gibson says West Indies should cherish series win

Basseterre (St Kitts), July 18 (IANS/CMC) Head coach Ottis Gibson says West Indies' win over New Zealand in the recent One-day series is one to "cherish", adding that his side was already looking ahead to the two Test series.

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Saint Lucia News

WICB president says Windies showing clear signs of progress

Gros Islet (St.Lucia), Feb 20 (IANS/CMC) West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) chief Julian Hunte believes the regional women's team victory over Australia in the super-six stage of the ICC Women's World Cup is proof of their development.

Windies board wants coach Gibson to continue

Gros Islet (St. Lucia), Jan 26 (IANS/CMC) The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) says Ottis Gibson will be offered a second contract as head coach of the West Indies team when his term expires in March.

Passion for Windies cricket alive again: WICB president

Gros Islet (St.Lucia), Jan 23 (IANS/CMC) West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) President Julian Hunte says sold-out matches in the just concluded Caribbean T20 tournament is proof that passion for West Indian cricket has rekindled.

Beach, six-hitting all enjoyment for carefree Gayle

Gros Islet (St. Lucia), Jan 21 (IANS/CMC) Only a few days ago, Chris Gayle was lying on a beach in Jamaica soaking up warm mid-January sunshine and unwinding from a difficult Australian Big Bash League (BBL).

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